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Friday, October 16, 2015


It's fall. Linger in the splendors of maple, ash and birch. It may help you infuse winter's stark chiaroscuro with some warmth. For those who are not graced with a vista of changing foliage, I've interspersed a few samples.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Playboy Jazz Radio Show

Hef and Armstrong
This program, broadcast on 10.1.15, features music associated with Playboy, either recorded for their record label, or played at Playboy Jazz festivals. Founder Hugh Hefner made jazz an important part of the "playboy lifestyle" when he founded the magazine in 1954. Playboy started a Jazz Poll in 1957 and held their first Jazz festival in Chicago in 1959.


Oscar Peterson "The Golden Striker" from "Playboy Jazz Allstars," 1959) on PB

Maynard Ferguson "Portuguese Love" from "Playboy Jazz Festival" 1982

Curtis Stigers "My Foolish Heart" from "Playboy Jazz After Dark Vol II" 2005) on PB

Dizzy Gilespie "Wheatleigh Hall" from "Playboy Jazz Allstars," 1959) on PB

The Great Quartet ‬ "‪Inner Glimpse‬" from "‪Playboy Jazz Festival, 1982‬"

Weather Report‬ "‪Volcano For Hire" from "Playboy Jazz Festival‬," 1982)

Milt Jackson "Bag's New Groove" from "Playboy Jazz Allstars," 1959) on PB

Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald "I Didn't Know About You" from "Playboy Jazz After Dark vol 2" 2005) on PB

Gerry Mulligan "Gee Baby - Ain't I Good to You" from "Playboy Jazz Allstars," 1959 on PB

Cy Coleman "Playboy's Theme" from "Playboy Jazz Allstars," 1959 on PB

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and Joe WIlliams, "Everyday I Have the Blues," 1960 on Playboy After Dark